Ancient Greek architecture is a product of the Hellenic and the Hellenistic people. Ancient Greek architecture is best known for its temples, most of which are found in the region as ruins. Ancient Greek architecture is distinguished by its highly formalized characteristics, both of structure and decoration, particularly in the temples. Most often these temples are raised on the high grounds so that the beauty of the well illuminated structure can be enjoyed from a good distance away in all angles. Although limestone was available the building material primarily used was stone, especially high quality marble.
Rome vs. Greece Rome and Greece were powerful, prosperous and great nations. They both made major contributions to the past and even today the concepts of these influential nations are still in use. Many of Greece’s set examples were carried on into the Roman culture. Both Rome and Greece had many common ideas, but yet a plethora of differences. Greece, or otherwise known as the Hellenic Republic, was an empire located in the southern portion of Europe.
Parthenon The Greeks built many temples for gods but one of the most famous temples made by ancient Greeks is the Parthenon. Parthenon is not just one of the most famous temples in Greece but is also one of the most beautiful temples ever built in Greece. The temple is located at the acropolis of Athens in Greece and is now a tourist spot. Parthenon was built for the Greek goddess Athena. Parthenon is a symbol of ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy.
 The Greeks and the Mesopotamians had often met in Egypt and Anatolia and worked together with the Persians. Greek citizens’ imminent contact with Mesopotamia is also evident after the sack of Miletos in 496 which saw the Persians expel many Greeks to places in Mesopotamia like Susa and Ampe. There is also evidence of Greek mercenaries who fought with Xenophon that returned to Greece telling tales of Mesopotamian myths and cities. After a hundred years of extensive contacts between the two empires, a rising power from Greece looked to take conquest over Mesopotamia. This power was Alexander the Great and his Macedonians.
to 330 B.C. Even though The Achaemenid Empire took place long ago, it is still known as one of the most culturally diverse and religiously open empires in history. The Kings of the empire decided to bring in new members with talent like Greek doctors, Lydian woodworkers and Ionian stonecutters, as well as foot soldiers from Ethiopia, Sogdiana and more places within the empire. This empire was the first hyperpower in history ruling about 42 million people. Chua concludes that a small number of Persians administer a very vase territory and population because of tolerance.
Humanities 101 25 July, 2015 The Parthenon High above the city of Athens sets the Parthenon. Although it is simple in structure, the wonderful artistry of this structure impacted classical architecture and still influences structures to this day. The Parthenon was built to house a grand, gold and ivory statue of the goddess Athena. Temples traditionally were to only be viewed from the outside (The Parthenon); the Doric style columns often interrupted the view of the temples. It was the largest Doric Greek temple but also used the Ionic temple styles (Ancient History).
Lindsey Swidergal Period 7 October 29, 2010 The Greeks Impact on Western Civilization More than thousands of years ago the Greeks made advancements that have affected our society today. Art had affected this by the building of sculptures, different architecture, the beginning of drama, and literature. In math, different solutions were created that we still use in present day. Through philosophy, people came with new ideas of thinking and understanding, Democracy made the society have freedom and increase in advancements. The ancient Greeks contributed philosophy, art, math, and democracy to Western Civilization.
The culture of ancient Greece influenced the Western civilization in a great manner that some of our modern-day cultures could be traced back to ancient Greece. Just take a look around you and you see that some architecture is based upon ancient Greek architecture. For example, the White House has Greek-style columns, while the Lincoln Memorial has Greek-style monument. Also the Olympic Games and the sport events in them comes from ancient Greece. So, these cultures do actually take part in our modern world today and are clearly present.
This is simply shown in Mejia’s notes, “First to think of 3 branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.” (Mejia’s notes). Those 3 branches as simple as they may seem are crucial to democracy today. Last but certainly not least, they “developed theatre, the Olympic games, philosophy, democracy, and individualism.”(Mejia’s notes). This is just a prime insight to the depth of the contributions that the Greeks made. Not only was Greek a big part of democracy but Rome it self played a big part of it too.